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wyeayeman Inactive Member08 May 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

what software /programmes do they use for designing flags. Are they hand drawn and scanned or is there something out there that allows you to draw a lion rampant on a computer?

MajorB08 May 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Hand draw, scan, then use MSPaint (or similar) to touch up.

raylev308 May 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

I just search online, download the image, and then copy to PowerPoint. I PowerPoint I can resize to my heart's content, and then print in color.

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

MS Paint. Either copy an image or design one myself, easy for ECW at the moment.

I then print the flags out and paint over them.

maverick290908 May 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

Yeah use MS Paint. Go yo Wikipedia, find your man, save his heraldry, then open in MS Paint and edit to what ever you want. I've created several War of the Roses flags that I couldn't find anywhere else. They turn out just as good as anything else I've found online, only caviat is it takes some time and a good print job from Kinkos.

Vigilant09 May 2017 1:24 a.m. PST

I use Paintsho Pro, which is almost as powerful as PhotoShop but a fraction of the price. As above, find an image on line and drop it into the programme and manipulate until I get the result I want.

wyeayeman Inactive Member09 May 2017 2:42 a.m. PST


yumyum Inactive Member09 May 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Try Gimp, as good as Photoshop and 100% free, the gimp site has lots of helpful tutorials.


Changing the Size (Dimensions) of an Image (Scale)

Ottoathome Inactive Member10 May 2017 8:21 a.m. PST

I use Corel draw. Design em, color em, and shrink them up or down as needed. I have for my Imagi-Nations, intensely detailed flags. Can make them with or without black borders, mostly without, and unlike paint the design holds its shape.

Warspite110 May 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

I use Photoshop:


I find a source artwork (in the above case a medieval stained glass window), crop out the background, place this over a fresh background and then crop to fit. Finally a second copy is made, this is flip-flopped horizontally to create the reverse side and then the two are merged together.

I lack a decent colour printer so I store the image as a .jpg, take this to a local photo house and get a glossy print made, this is then photocopied and reduced to size at a professional photocopiers.


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